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Old 02-24-2016, 07:36 AM   #1
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Two issues with rsync arguements.


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alias ursync='sudo rsync -aAXvP --ignore-existing --exclude={"/home/robby/.cache/*","/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found"} / /run/media/robby/070ddd9e-7d25-4778-832b-5a458804ebb8/\[Desktop\]rsync/ --delete-before'
1. rsync is excluding everything fine except the first exclude, the .cache folder. Why is it still synching this every time?

Code:
robby ~ $ ursync
sending incremental file list
home/robby/.cache/mozilla/firefox/k8mlqs23.default/cache2/entries/
home/robby/.cache/mozilla/firefox/k8mlqs23.default/cache2/entries/0310024F0B0D1B16092CD3149EBCE9737FDC3BC3
        162,786 100%   41.33MB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#1, ir-chk=38744/45389)
home/robby/.cache/mozilla/firefox/k8mlqs23.default/cache2/entries/81D40C09C19D0AAD7A4F737AA0D3C0C06254782D
          2,249 100%  732.10kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#2, ir-chk=21679/45389)
home/robby/.cache/mozilla/firefox/k8mlqs23.default/cache2/entries/970A3B860E91368675D6C5CB7E572CD3708487AE
        162,787 100%   38.81MB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#3, ir-chk=18804/45389)
home/robby/.cache/mozilla/firefox/k8mlqs23.default/cache2/entries/DFA8014EECC50B189C3513E90C30918284A22DD0
        162,775 100%   31.05MB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#4, ir-chk=9186/45389)
sys/

sent 13,283,815 bytes  received 33,226 bytes  2,421,280.18 bytes/sec
total size is 75,307,451,256  speedup is 5,654.97
robby ~ $ 
2. If you look at the end of my command, you notice I use --delete-before to remove any files in TARGET that do not exist in SOURCE anymore. Yet the files remain on backup which I want rsync to remove.

Last edited by PACMANchasingme; 02-24-2016 at 07:45 AM.
 
Old 02-24-2016, 08:08 AM   #2
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2. probably they are excluded because you specified to exclude them. You gave no related information, so we can only guess.
1. use -v -vv -i or similar to check what's happening
 
Old 02-24-2016, 08:13 AM   #3
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I use exclude lists and they work, but I do not use *, just plain /dir.
 
Old 02-24-2016, 12:55 PM   #4
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I changed .cache/* to just .cache/ and it worked fine for some reason.

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I use exclude lists and they work, but I do not use *, just plain /dir.
Wouldn't that create problems if restoring a backup, you wont have a dev,proc,tmp folders for stuff to find and write to again.
 
Old 02-24-2016, 01:17 PM   #5
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I use ~/.exclude file, it looks like this:

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dir1
dir2
..
file1
file2
..
Not even using full path nor using trailing '/'.
 
Old 02-24-2016, 01:56 PM   #6
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Wouldn't that create problems if restoring a backup, you wont have a dev,proc,tmp folders for stuff to find and write to again.
Interesting question, and I wondered the same thing myself. I just assumed that the needed directories would be created when needed.
 
  


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